Sunday, February 24, 2013

Nutrisystem Week 3: I'm siiiiiiiick.

Not sick of Nutrisystem.  Sick, like, cold sick.  Our whole house is sick which means that in addition to being sick, I can't take my kids anywhere to play while I watch while sitting and sipping a beverage.

But!  I did lose a pound this week and so I am happy about that at least.  Maybe it would have been more because I feel like I'm storing at least a pound of something really gross inside of my sinuses.

Week 1: -2.4
Week 2: -3.8
Week 3: -1

Total so far: 7.2 pounds lost.  And that's a decent amount for a 5'1" little shortie like me! 

In general, everyone is really supportive of me using Nutrisystem to lose weight.  There seems to be an overarching attitude of, "what will you do when you get back to real life?" 

I see why people say that, I guess, but really?  This IS real life!  I've been eating giant portions of whatever I want when ever I want for the past two years.  I need to get it under control and I am clearly not capable of doing it without assistance because if I was, I would have by now.  I can 100% guarantee that I would have restricted my portions for two weeks, lost 1 pound total, and then would be completely frustrated.  And then I'd eat whatever.  A lot of whatever.  Because I'm never going to lose this weight and blah blah blah woe annoying the end.

That's just me.  Maybe you are different or maybe you like a different method of weight loss or eating or whatever.  Good.  Do what works for you.  Nutrisystem is working for me and I love it!  Any weight loss plan requires some behavior changes so that you don't gain weight back.  The success I've had so far is definitely motivating me to make changes in my eating habits long term!

Today for lunch I ate Vegetable Beef Soup with seven whole grain crackers as my Smart Carb snack.  The soup was delicious and I ate it all and then started on the crackers.  I ate four of them and thought, "I'm full."  I even mentioned it to Mark, because the usual for me would be to eat a giant bowl of soup and a bunch of crackers and then feel stuffed after.  It would have never occurred to me that a small cup would be plenty to make me full.

Vegetable Beef Stew
And, since I have gotten a few emails from people who are new to Nutrisystem, I'll post my newest favorite food find!  I was so excited to get my March pantry order so that I could try the new things I ordered.  I tried the Chocolate Chip Scone for the first time today and it was a total WIN!!!! 

I keep track of the foods I like in my Daily Planner, which is provided as part of your plan.  You can use it to track every meal and snack, as well as your weight, exercise, water, and veggies.  And it has a reorder reminder page when it is time to pick your next pantry order.  I love filling it out each day because it is just like marking off items on a To Do list, which makes me all hot and bothered.  I love lists more than is normal.  I also use it to rate each food item by a very fancy scale:

No: Not a fan, do not reorder!
Meh: It was fine.
YUM!!!: Reorder for sure!

This is my Nutrisystem Daily Planner

So anyway, the Chocolate Chip Scone got a YUM rating from me this week.  I will definitely order a few in April!

I must confess that, again, I suck at drinking water and getting all 4 veggie servings daily.  Exercise is out because of my ongoing drama post-nobigdeal-surgery.  My incision reopened and there is seriously a gaping wound on my back that needs to heal (which is also supposedly no big deal and I'm trying not to think about it all the time because, you guys?  It looks SoGrossOMG.).  No exercise for me and I am going to stop whining about it and just get over it. 

I can't believe I'm almost done with the first of my four months!  I'm planning a vacation for August and I'm hopeful that I won't strike anyone blind at the beach.  Fingers crossed.

If you'd like to join me in using Nutrisystem to lose weight and start a healthier way of eating, follow this link: Join Nutrisystem or call 1-888-853-4689.

Disclosure: I am being provided the Nutrisystem Women's SUCCESS Select as a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, in exchange for writing about my experience with the program. All opinions are mine and have not been influenced in any way.


Jenna Hatfield said...

Congrats on the continued loss!

Jo-Anne said...

I think you're doing a great job! and hey, 1 lbs. is 1 lbs.! WooHoo! =D

JP said...

It's hard to play by the rules when you're sick. Great job on the continued success!

Leah said...

Congratulations on your weight loss. You will run into people that are less than truly supportive on your weight loss journey. Focus on the people that lift you up.

Meghan said...

Great job sticking to it while you're sick. I heard a trick for acknowledging you're full that has really stuck with me - listen for a sigh. A lot of time we'll be eating away, sigh, and then keep on eating. If you stop when you find yourself sighing, that's usually a good signal that you're full.

RK said...

My husband and I are on a 24 day challenge. After the 24 days, we plan to try Jillian Michaels' 80-20 rule. Which means 4 days you eat healthy and day 5 will be a day to enjoy some of our other 'not so great for us' food. Then 4 healthy food days and you get another favorite junk food day on the 5th day. My husband and I are excited to try this when we get back to 'real life'

Erin said...

So, I am literally waiting for my first month of Nutrisystem to come...and I stumbled upon your blog today! Coincidence or what?!! I can't wait to read about your experience with it! I had twins a year ago and I want to shed some pounds! Good luck to us both!! ;)

Erin said...

Ok...I can not figure out how to follow your blog! Ha ha! Can someone help? Lol! Thanks! :-)